Ida Scully

Ida Balaban Scully

Tuesday, April 1st, 1924 - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Ida Balaban Scully, age 96, adored wife for 58 years of the late Sherwin H. Scully. Devoted daughter of the late John and Bertha Balaban, Most wonderful mother to Michael (Cindy) Scully, Cissy (Bill) Greenspan and the late Danny Scully. Loving Nanny to Elizabeth and James Scully, Ross (Emma), Brett (Emily), Eli (Annelise) and Keri Greenspan (Robbie Appelbaum). Dearest Great-Nanny to Shayla and Isaac Greenspan. A most heartfelt love and appreciation to Mylene Tenio for being there for Mom all the way to the end. And thanks to Teresita Minao for her care as well. She was an avid golfer, one-time pilot, bridge player and perpetual college student, taking classes at Northwestern up until this semester. She lived an amazing 96 years and was our matriarch to the end. A role model for us all for a long life well lived. Even though she was sentimental, she never looked back too much. She always looking forward to the future and wanting to stay current with today. She will be missed by all who knew her and especially by those who loved her. We are unable, under the circumstances, to have the kind of funeral sendoff she always said she wanted. It was her wish to have Broadway show tunes played at her service so please crank up a little Mame, or Camelot, or West Side Story tonight in her memory. Private graveside services are necessary, however family and friends who cannot attend the funeral can watch on Ida’s webpage at, Monday May 18th at 1 PM live, or any time after the funeral. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Anti-Defamation League , an organization she was deeply committed to. Info Mitzvah Memorial Funerals 630-MITZVAH (630-648-9824)
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    Monday, May 18th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, May 18th, 2020 1:00pm
    Private family service-Live web cast avaiable below
    see video below
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    Rabbi Lisa Greene


Donations are being accepted for: ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE.


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Terri Lind

Posted at 08:14pm
I am grateful to have spent time with Ida. She was amazing, kind, smart and so much fun to be with. I will miss her.

Larry Appelbaum

Posted at 03:14pm
Nany was a passionate, wise, involved, and strong woman. A true leader who was an inspiration, not just to her family, but to those who met her. Although Ida will be missed, her memory will be etched in those who met her, her soul will be felt in the souls of those who knew her and her love will fill the hearts of her family and friends. The night time sky will be brighter with Nany's star burning in heaven and shinning down on all of us.

susie balaban

Posted at 02:49pm
Thank you all for the loving tributes you gave to Ida and Danny. I didn't know Danny and having left Chicago when I was 18 I never really got to know Ida. Your words really painted a beautiful picture of each of them. I know they will be missed by all of you.
Susie Balaban

Alan Salomon

Posted at 02:07pm
It is with great sadness that I offer my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ida Balaban Scully. I am happy to say that I did have a chance to meet this lovely lady a few years back down here in Florida. She was charming and as sharp as a tack. You will be missed. RIP

Alan Salomon

Linda Balaban

Posted at 01:48pm
I have so many fond memories of dear cousin Ida. I will never forget how good it felt to visit Ida and Sher's home. I really feel and felt so blessed to be part of such an amazing extended family. Love, Linda Balaban

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